When precedings began there was no lack of energy in Givenchy's autumn winter collection.
Fashionably late was taken to the extreme at Givenchy as the audience sat patiently for one hour before the show attempted to start. Cue music - but as the first model walked out an electric fault caused a further delay. When precedings began there was no lack of energy in Givenchy's autumn winter collection. With growling rottweilers as a central motif to the collection, creative director Richard Tisci blended hip hop gear with some brilliant sharp tailoring. Shorts were a main staple of the collection and were worn over leggings. Fur jackets under formal coats were strong as were the super slim suits. Caps with dog ears will migrate to every Kanye wannabe and the sporty trainers will become a street statement purchase. A collection of ultimate contrasts, street clothing and high fashion, good and bad taste, Tisci again blends different worlds. Whether there is, or should be a difference between high and low fashion is a pointless debate, but what Givenchy does succeed in doing, is appearing relevant and modern. Tisci's clothes have a point of view and a confident vision, and this identity is vital to Givenchy's new customer base.